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Man arrested in raids linked to South Worcestershire County Lines

West Mercia Police officers joined neighbouring forces in two simultaneous drugs warrants in the West Midlands this morning (Tuesday 21 November) to disrupt drugs supply into the South Worcestershire area.

South Worcestershire Proactive CID team, supported by officers in the Neighbourhood Crime Fighting Team and neighbouring police forces carried out the raids in Willenhall and Kingstanding, Birmingham.

A 31-year-old man from Kingstanding was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs and is in custody at Worcester Police Station.

A search of the addresses uncovered cannabis, a mobile phone, as well as an incapacitant spray, which is classed as a Section 5 Firearm.

Detective Inspector Dave Knight of South Worcestershire Proactive CID said: “Our County Lines Team are a dedicated and specially trained team of detectives who continue to disrupt and dismantle drug supply lines into South Worcestershire.

“They will travel across the country in order to do so and will leave no stone unturned in their pursuit to close down lines linked to county lines and protect those who are being exploited.”

Anyone with any information in relation to drugs supply into the South Worcestershire area should contact West Mercia Police on 101 or via our website at Report a crime | West Mercia Police .

Alternatively, information about drug dealing can be shared anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-org.uk .

The warrants form part of Op Target which sees West Mercia Police focus on targeting those intent on committing a range of serious and organised crime offences to ensure our communities are kept safe.

You can follow updates about Operation Target across the region on social media – search for #OpTarget .

JI, Corporate Communications


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